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Bernd Borchardt appointed as New Head of Mission for EULEX
Bernd Borchardt was today appointed new Head of Mission for the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo, EULEX Kosovo.
Mr Borchardt, from Germany, will take up his duties on 1 February 2013. He will succeed Xavier Bout de Marnhac, who had been in the position since 15 October 2010.
The central aim of EULEX Kosovo, launched in 2008, is to assist and support the Kosovo authorities in the rule of law area, with a specific focus on the judiciary. In 2012, EULEX Kosovo was reconfigured to make the mission stronger, leaner and more efficient. Staff was reduced by about 25 % to a maximum of 1250 international and 1000 local staff. The mission continues to mainly consist of police officers, judges, prosecutors and customs officials.
Today's decision was taken by the EU's Political and Security Committee.
- Kosovo, Serbia positively assessed the agreement's implementation
- Serbia committed to constructive continuation of talks with Pristina
- UK praised Kosovo municipal elections largely successful
- Serbian President Nikolic urges CoE to take part in solving Kosovo poll issue
- Serbia said the decision of interim Pristina authorities harms Brussels agreement
- Serbia needs the EULEX Mission, President Nikolic tells Borchardt
- Now is a crucial time for Kosovo's European future, says EU Commissioner Fule
- Kosovo becomes full-fledged participant of Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
- Kosovo's current capacity to fight organised crime and corruption remains limited, first EC report says
- New horizon needed for Kosovo's EU integration, say MEPs
- Kosovo's successes result from American support, says FM Hoxhaj
- Kosovo DPM Tahiri, the new head of EULEX Borchardt meet
- European Commission announces EUR 65 million to support reforms in Kosovo
- Hague tribunal pardons crimes in Kosovo, Serbia denounces an amnesty for horrible crimes and ethnic cleansing
- UN envoy welcomes progress made by Kosovo and Serbia to normalize relations
- We will not negotiate our right to exist as a state, at any cost and under any condition, says Kosovo PM Thaci
- Kosovo is still not the Kosovo of our dreams, PM Thaci tells Clinton and Ahston
- It is necessary to make clear progress in relations between Belgrade and Pristina, says Serbian PM Dacic
- Establishing full truth about Crimes in Kosovo-Metohija is condition for lasting Stability, says Serbia
- Kosovo is ready to start official negotiations for a Stabilization and Association Agreement, says PM Thaci
- Pace of Kosovo's progress towards European integration does not depend on EU
- NATO Defense Ministers review Security situation in Kosovo
- Missions in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Allied Defense Capabilities top NATO DMs meeting
- Serbia says Problems in Kosovo-Metohija should be resolved peacefully, through dialogue
- Serbia willing to hold direct negotiations at highest political level on Kosovo, President Nikolic tells UN debate
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